The WB's prime-time live music show Pepsi Smash will return for a second season, bringing an eclectic line-up of performers into the living rooms of millions of households nationwide. The season premier will take place on May 27 with Limp Bizkit, Hoobastank, Counting Crows and Lenny Kravitz, but don't worry. It gets better. Some of the more exciting acts set to perform include The Cure, Morrissey, The Hives, Sting and Blink-182. The producers have switched some things up this season too. In addition to taping performances in a Hollywood studio, Billboard reports that the WB will also tape bands in action at more traditional venues like DC's RFK Stadium and Minneapolis' Target Center.
Another change is the addition of the "Smash Off," allowing a popular vote to determine which act will return to play a second song at the conclusion of each episode. I feel sorry for whoever is going against The Hives, because they're going to get 99.9% of the vote (the other .1% will be the competing band's moms). That band rocks my world.